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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #200 on: January 05, 2008, 12:59:57 PM »
In shot of Nick and Don in front of the Hard Rock Cafe, we see Nick holding the DETOUR envelope with the double arrow.  They must be deciding which task to perform: GOAL or BOWL?

In Goal, both players must score a goal with the robots.  In Bowl perhaps they have to consume a bowl of terrible tasting food of some sort.


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #201 on: January 05, 2008, 03:18:48 PM »
Cripes, its dead in here today . Too bad CBS never put the extra clip up, thats 2 weeks in a row and I'm taking it personally , perhaps putting up the Survivor cast wore them out  :res:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #202 on: January 05, 2008, 03:32:27 PM »
Puddin, I guess they got word that there are smart people like you figuring it out without the extra clips :lol3:

There is 28 hours left hehe.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #203 on: January 05, 2008, 03:48:16 PM »
Well I'm not that smart Mama, really I have no idea what might happen this episode :popcorn:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #204 on: January 05, 2008, 03:57:53 PM »
Awww its ok. :'( It looks like you have alot figured out for us. I just KNOW its going to be an awesome episode. See how great of a TAR detective I can be  :lol3:


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #205 on: January 05, 2008, 05:15:21 PM »
 :lol:  Travel Channel is showing right now it's Bizarre Foods show in Taiwan.  If the food task isn't in Osaka, then Taiwan surely can be the place.  Uuuugh...stinky tofu.    :lol3:

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« Reply #206 on: January 05, 2008, 05:21:51 PM »
:lol:  Travel Channel is showing right now it's Bizarre Foods show in Taiwan.  If the food task isn't in Osaka, then Taiwan surely can be the place.  Uuuugh...stinky tofu.    :lol3:
I've got it on! Thanks for the heads up Boingo  :jumpy:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #207 on: January 05, 2008, 05:39:52 PM »
:lol:  Travel Channel is showing right now it's Bizarre Foods show in Taiwan.  If the food task isn't in Osaka, then Taiwan surely can be the place.  Uuuugh...stinky tofu.    :lol3:
I've got it on! Thanks for the heads up Boingo  :jumpy:

BTW, Anthony Bourdain did a show on Osaka earlier this week also on Travel Channel.  Interestingly, Andrew Zimmer, host of Bizarre Foods, could not eat the "stinky tofu" at a specific restaurant.   And this guy eats everything.   :lol3:
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #208 on: January 05, 2008, 05:55:05 PM »
Some of the dish's looked yummy, I love anything with noodles but the creamy rooster testicles, NO freaking way  :ascared! UHUH!

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #209 on: January 05, 2008, 09:36:40 PM »
Nobody seems to be making an effort to dope out what happens in ep 9.  Have all the great TAR detectives taking a vacation?  Where is Chateau when we need him?  Lots of shots of people and good strong sunlight, but no time estimates.

No speculation?

And why don't we see more of TK and Rachel?  One shot at Osaka airport and one shot in a taxicab. But no shots of them doing anything.  Wonder why?  And it can't be because of a Fast Forward since there are no more; can't be a Yield; can't be a U Turn; so what is it?

And for once no lovely buying tickets at the airport in Mumbai.



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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #210 on: January 05, 2008, 09:42:10 PM »
We're speculating that Rachel & TK are far ahead Gman and Chateau has given us a time of Don on the Kishiwada Castle steps but other than that I don't know what else we can look for? I'm still hunting for that darn golden taiko thinking it must mean something, it must lead us somewhere  :pull

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #211 on: January 05, 2008, 10:08:40 PM »
Well, there was a misplaced shot of a Korean airport earlier this season (TAR12.6), in Prague of all places! Did anyone notice?

I wonder if it belongs to this episode?

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #212 on: January 05, 2008, 10:11:03 PM »
Your the first one to mention it as far as I know Neobie  :jumpy:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #213 on: January 05, 2008, 11:03:21 PM »
Good eye! It matches the style and font of signs used at the Incheon airport.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #214 on: January 06, 2008, 05:35:39 AM »
Neobie, I noticed that airport shot when I saw that episode too, and I felt strange that why there are Chinese words in an European airport.  :lol:

trying to find any connection through Seoul, but haven't got any solution yet. However, when I try to find the connection via Hong Kong, I got this earlier arrival time, which might be what the other teams go for:

24 JUL 07
BOM HKG 2340 0755+1 AI 0358
HKG PVG 0900 1115   CX 0368
PVG KIX 1230 1525   NH 0156

So they could arrive at 15:25 (25 Jul 07)

Edited: Oops, I made a mistake, there's actually a faster connection!

24 JUL 07
BOM HKG 2340 0755+1 AI 0358
HKG KIX 1020 1440

I think this is a very quick connection, if all other teams took this flight, I just don't understand how TK/Rachel got an earlier arrival than this one.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2008, 06:55:38 AM by serendipity »

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #215 on: January 06, 2008, 07:23:25 AM »
I found the Mumbai to Hongkkong AI358 in the current Air India schedule, but it may not have been operating on July 24.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #216 on: January 06, 2008, 11:18:47 AM »
I am not sure, I just found this info on airwise.com
But this arrival time will match Chateau's time estimate.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #217 on: January 06, 2008, 11:30:45 AM »
I am not sure, I just found this info on airwise.com
But this arrival time will match Chateau's time estimate.

Yeah ariwise does show it for July 24th.  Though their records don't always, match what we see.  They are usually pretty close.

Bit as you mention in the another post above, it doesn't explain how other teams didn't see them.  THough this could be either the main groups flight or Tk & Rachel's.

Going to look some more.  For the hell of it.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #218 on: January 06, 2008, 11:53:00 AM »
God, where is Chateau when you need him.

I have a possibility awaiting apskip to shot me down (or Chateau for that matter).

We know the day started at 6am on the 24th. 

We have one possible flight that can get teams in at 2:40, that could account for Chateau's time estimate for Nicolas & Donald, but doesn't explain the other teams never seeing Tk & Rachel (not even at the airport).

We have also had a short (less then ten hour Pit Stop).

COuld Tk & Rachel have checked in early enough (with or without a shorter then 12 hour Pit Stop) to catch either of these flights to Delhi:

1.  any of the 8pm flights such as IC 605 departs 8pm arrives in Delhi at 9:55pm
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the 8:20 flight G8 375 departs 8:20pm arrives in Delhi at 10:15pm

Those might allow the use of this flight from Delhi to Osaka
CZ 360 that departs Delhi at 10:55pm and arrives in Osaka at 1:50pm on the 25th.

That would explain Nicolas & Donald not seeing them at the airport, because it would be very tight with either flight to get out.  ANd that would also require a razor thin connection in Delhi.

But is it possible?  With doing the days tasks to be finished in under 2 hours (or is it possible that we have less then 12 hours for the Pit Stop, which would really help this scenario)?

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #219 on: January 06, 2008, 12:06:26 PM »
Teams started at 6am, then had to figure out where the ad was, then go there, then go to the DETOUR, then go to a roadblock, then to the pistop. The driving alone betweeen all those sites would be at least 2 hours and the tasks another 2 hours. Nobody could have checked in much before 10am. Assume a 12 hour pitstop(not anything less) plus time to get to the Mumbai International Airport(at least 30 minutes plus time for booking and checking in for the flight. I don't see anything before 10pm as possible.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #220 on: January 06, 2008, 12:41:29 PM »
Okay, here is another time based of the shadow line on the cylinder.

This shot was taken here between 2:57 and 4:23 pm (assumes July 25th).



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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #221 on: January 06, 2008, 12:55:06 PM »
Did we ever get a location for this shot:



It is shaded where they are but bright in the far background.  Does not provide much time resolution but could pin down a 3 or 4 hour span.
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #222 on: January 06, 2008, 12:56:49 PM »
Similarly with these shots:



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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #223 on: January 06, 2008, 12:57:55 PM »
Without having access to my computer, to check last week's episode in more detail.

I can't comment on driving time and distance.

But those tasks, and if you knew what you where doing shouldn't have taken that much time. 

I know by the shots of Tk & Rachel that they finished the newspaper clue near sunrise which was a little after 6.  I know that Rachel's a florist (and after talking to two local florists) that tasks should have taken much time  at all, if you were used to handling flowers and doing any garlands (not all florist do garlands, but it isn't uncommon).  Tk (if his guidance was accurate) could have finished the roadblock quite quickly.  As both locations were nearby (the key was getting accurate directions and how fast you could lug up the tanks, which he seemed to have no problem.  This team could have finished the combined tasks under an hour easily. 

The big problem is traffic and driving.   From accounts I have read traffic can be mind numbing slow, or very, very quick passed (and not that safe). 

For example, Kynt & Vyxsin said the time it took to travel to and complete and travel back from for the speed bump was 30-40 minutes.  If they were accurate where they eat up a lot of time was when the cabs took them to the wrong locations or were just lost.

In Tk & Rachel's Mat Chats they mention that their cabs for this leg were really good. 

Though do agree that with travel to airport (which for some reason, was not even considering) and even with a rush boarding that wouldn't leave them with enough time even for the 8:20 flight.

But with three out of 8 legs already having odd Pit Stop times (not  the usual 12,24, or 36), that it is a possibility for this leg, and that we should at least consider that as a way to explain teams getting there the 25th, with enough separate that no team even saw Tk & Rachel at the starting airport (unless that is just how they edited it).

Plus damn it, I want to get one flight right. :lol:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #224 on: January 06, 2008, 12:58:47 PM »
I think that was a "maybe could be here" but nothing definite shot Chateau--I'll look.

Meanwhile, any ideas on the Mat arrival times from last week? ;D
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